Crowns and Bridges

Why have I been advised to have a crown?

A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. A crown can strengthen the tooth in addition to improving the tooth's appearance. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. 

We offer both porcelain or ceramic crowns which are matched to the colour of your natural teeth. Other materials we offer include gold and non-precious silver-coloured metals. 

Are bridges the same as crowns?

Our dentists may recommend a crown in order to be able to attach a bridge for you. A bridge can be an option if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

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